Temporal artery biopsy is not required in all cases of suspected giant cell arteritis.
AffiliationDepartment of Academic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland. email@example.com
Aged, 80 and over
False Negative Reactions
False Positive Reactions
Giant Cell Arteritis
Predictive Value of Tests
Severity of Illness Index
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CitationTemporal artery biopsy is not required in all cases of suspected giant cell arteritis. 2012, 26 (5):649-54 Ann Vasc Surg
JournalAnnals of vascular surgery
AbstractTemporal artery biopsy (TAB) is performed during the diagnostic workup for giant cell arteritis (GCA), a vasculitis with the potential to cause irreversible blindness or stroke. However, treatment is often started on clinical grounds, and TAB result frequently does not influence patient management. The aim of this study was to assess the need for TAB in cases of suspected GCA.
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